"The release of Winning Eleven 9 is a true milestone for this hallowed soccer franchise, as the massive community of Winning Eleven enthusiasts can finally play head-to-head online either on the PlayStation 2 or on Xbox as well as enjoy 'soccer on-the-go' with the PSP system version of the game," said Catherine Fowler, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. "With all of its new features, in-depth gameplay and lifelike realism, Winning Eleven proves once again that it is the best playing and most authentic soccer video game in the industry."
Winning Eleven 9 contains a host of new features, including the Master League dynasty mode, new league teams, all-new formations such as "Wing Back" and "Second Striker," and online gameplay. With its online option, players from around the country can go head-to-head and use player created teams, if they choose. Online gamers can also play in tournaments and compete in a divisional ranking system on the PlayStation 2 and Xbox. Additional features include a large selection of licensed teams, thousands of real players, photo-realistic graphics, and a huge variety of stadiums.
Rounding out the new features in Winning Eleven 9 is the Memorial Match, which allows gamers to save results from non-AI "VS." matches. Cumulative match records and winning points can be logged for up to 20 people.
World Soccer Winning Eleven 9 is rated "E" for Everyone by the ESRB and has an SRP of $39.99.